Compass

Cool Listings, Fort Greene, Historic Homes, Interiors

26 south oxford street, fort greene, limestone mansion, living room

This Victorian mansion, a limestone beauty at 26 South Oxford Street in Fort Greene, is so spacious that you can fit an entire two-bedroom, two-bathroom co-op on just half of one floor. (There are eight units in the mansion total.) Now on the market for $1.1 million, the apartment boasts quirky, modern upgrades to the historic interior with details like carved woodwork and a beautiful bay window in tact.

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Cool Listings, Gowanus, Interiors

335 carroll street, gowanus, kitchen, rental

This two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment occupies the top floor of 335 Carroll Street, a Gowanus warehouse converted not long ago to rental apartments. Asking $5,317/month, the apartment has shed its former warehouse skin for a much more modern aesthetic, which includes a chic designer kitchen.

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Cool Listings, Greenwood, Interiors

136 30th Street, shotgun house, facade, greenwood

This shotgun house in East Bed Stuy (asking $775K last December) needs to move over: there’s another stubby property in town. And by town, we mean the neighborhood of Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn, located just south of Park Slope. The two-story home comes with two bedrooms, one-and-a-half bathroom and the opportunity to expand. The question is, would you pay just under $1 million for it?

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Design, Giveaways, Williamsburg

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The Bronx has its own hot sauce, Bushwick has its own candle, and now Williamsburg has its own board game, thanks to Compass broker and Williamsburg resident Ralph Modica!

Burgopoly” is a BK-themed version of the classic real estate game Monopoly, taking players through the trials and tribulations of living in NYC—think bedbug infestations, your tub overflowing and the end of tax abatements on your condo (eek)—while setting them in Brooklyn’s trendiest neighborhood. Although the game isn’t for sale (Ralph created it for clients who meet him at the closing table), 6sqft has paired up with the Modica team to give away THREE Burgopoly board games to THREE lucky readersThe last day to enter is Thursday, April 14, 2016.

Enter to win a burgopoly + read 6sqft’s interview with ralph

Brooklyn, Bushwick, Cool Listings, Interiors

Three-Family Townhouse Seeks Huge Profit in Bushwick

By Emily Nonko, Tue, November 3, 2015

1108 Madison Street, Bushwick, townhouse, bedroom

Brooklyn is one of the shining examples of New York’s crazy strong real estate market, where prices seem to have no limit. Case in point: this three-family townhouse in Bushwick, a neighborhood typically known for cheap rents and warehouse loft apartments, that is asking $1.25 million. Sure, this pad—located at 1108 Madison Street, off the Gates Avenue J train—is nice, but that’s a lot of money. It’s even more surprising to know that the seller purchased it only two years ago, in May of 2013, for $633,000. From $633K to $1.25M in two years…that’s Brooklyn real estate for you!

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Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Cool Listings, Interiors

173 Hicks Street, brooklyn heights, duplex, apartment

Charming, cute, quirky, lovely: these are all words commonly used to describe well-designed Brooklyn apartments. And we’re going to use those words to talk about this one too, at 173 Hicks Street in Brooklyn Heights. 173 Hicks is a five-story brick townhouse built in 1827, and this duplex co-op apartment occupies the garden and the first floors. (There’s also a super-special, super-huge backyard included, which we’ll get to in a bit.) The current owner has decorated well, and the apartment has more of a modern, fun vibe than a historic, stuffy one.

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Featured Story

apartment living 101, Cool Listings, Features, NYC Guides

Tips on How to Stage an Apartment Like a Professional

By Jason Saft, Tue, October 20, 2015

6sqft’s series Apartment Living 101 is aimed at helping New Yorkers navigate the challenges of creating a happy home in the big city. This week Compass broker Jason Saft takes us through the daunting task of staging an apartment for sale. Jason’s work has been featured in the New York Times and Forbes magazine (to name a few), and he has closed nearly 1,000 properties in Manhattan and Brooklyn. 

Over the last decade I’ve perfected a sales strategy that answers the four questions every person looking to sell their home asks—and should ask—when they’re searching out a real estate agent to represent them. How much is my home worth? How will you sell it at that number? What do you do differently? Why should I work with you? From research, strategy and timing, to leveraging my personal referral network, my specialty is cost-effective staging and design that creates something that stands out from the crowd. And nets the highest possible return on investment. So, whether you’re looking to sell a $450,000 studio or a $4,500,000 loft, working solo or with an agent, I’m happy to share what I believe are the most critical pieces of staging and listing.

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